Dr Taline Garibian

  • History of gender and sexuality
  • History of war and violence
  • History of medicine

My research project aims to understand the genesis of the investigation commissions on war crime in the global framework of medical intervention in the war context. Their operating procedures and the work they carried out in the field reveal the first steps of a practice located at the crossroads of medicine, law and politics. The acts of violence that experts aim to establish, just like the techniques and knowledge to which they resort, reveal their own conceptions of violence. Rather than supporting the narrative of the atrocities committed, the idea is to show how they were viewed scientifically, also from the beginning. Furthermore, it is important to measure how the introduction of scientific and medical approaches affected the political and medical spheres.